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Tanya Sather

Tanya Sather
Co-Executive Director

e: tanya.sather@gobaci.com
p: 604-299-7851 ext 292

Tanya has worked for BACI since 1996. She started her journey with the Association as a casual employee in Day Services and was fortunate enough to also work in Residential Supports and Human Resources & Quality Assurance.

Currently, she shares the Executive Director role with Richard Faucher (since April 2003). Tanya oversees the Support Services within the organization. Becoming the Executive Director and one of the leaders at BACI was one of her proudest accomplishments. Tanya strives to set an example of collaboration, respect, and commitment to BACI’s vision, mission, and values. She feels honoured not only to work with the individuals and families at BACI, but to share so many special and personal moments along the way.Tanya has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Once she realized that working with people with disabilities was going to be a life-long commitment, she returned to school to complete a Masters of Education in Community Rehabilitation & Disability Studies (from the University of Calgary) with a specialization in Community Development.

Tanya has participated on numerous local and provincial committees, as well as working groups and research projects trying to advance and advocate for the rights of children and adults with developmental disabilities.  She’s also been a sessional instructor for the University of Calgary and Kwantlen University College. Tanya has presented at Canadian and US conferences such as CARF and BCACL, and worked with the Burnaby Board of Trade and Douglas College Employers’ Committees. She enjoys participating on CSSEA committees and projects regarding labour relations and employment issues.

Tanya views disability and community as social constructs – needing all of us ‘one person at a time’ and in our ‘collective actions’ to hope for better, challenge the status quo, identify and build our prosperities, work in partnerships, and make real change for the now and future. She’s proud to work for a Disability Confident organization that celebrates inclusion, family, innovation, and creating a better community for all. BACI is not only Tanya’s work, but it’s her home and place of many life-long friendships.  Tanya looks forward to sharing her BACI home and its values, experiences, and relationships with her two young children and entire family for many years to come.

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